#19th Century

Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Friends, 1900-1907, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. Detail.  Women Artists

Hanna Hirsch-Pauli: Friendship Goals and Feminism in the 19th-Century Stockholm

Swedish artist Hanna Hirsch-Pauli (1864-1940) is best known for her genre scenes and portraits. She studied at the painting school of August...

Europeana 13 February 2024

Post-Impressionism

The Story of an Excessively Electric Friendship Between Van Gogh and Gauguin

People say that you shouldn’t live with your friends because your friendship may deteriorate. The story of the friendship between Vincent van...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2024

Women Artists

Rediscovering Emily Sargent: Forgotten 19th-Century Watercolorist

A prolific watercolorist living in 19th-century Europe, Emily Sargent created vibrant scenes with painterly virtuosity. Despite living in the shadow...

Natalia Iacobelli 12 February 2024

quiz post impressionism Quiz

QUIZ: Can You Guess These Post-Impressionist Painters?

Ania Kaczynska, 12 February 2024

North American Art

The Hudson River School: Celebrating Nature, American-Style

The Hudson River School was a uniquely American art movement – the first to develop after the country gained its independence in 1776. It was a...

Alexandra Kiely 10 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Travel to the Heart of the Andes with Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church’s crowning achievement depicts the scenery he saw during his...

Alexandra Kiely 10 February 2024

Art Travels

Landscape Painters, National Parks, and the American West in Art

The US National Parks are natural and man-made monuments legally set aside for protection and public enjoyment. Yellowstone became the first National...

Alexandra Kiely 10 February 2024

Painting

Maiden or Boy? Androgyny and Misogyny in Symbolist Art

As the 19th century barreled towards the 20th, a profound reevaluation of established gender roles manifested in the confluence of burgeoning...

Martha Teverson 8 February 2024

History

The Fascinating World of Victorian Cards & Postcards

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a postcard from a loved one? An alternative to sending formal letters, postcards were first introduced during the...

Ruxi Rusu 7 February 2024

A Victorian Christmas card featuring a robin in a top hat and a robin in a bonnet. The text reads: ‘Happy returns. Christmas comes but once a year.’ History

Victorian Christmas Cards: Strange or Timeless?

It’s thanks to the Victorians that the tradition of sending Christmas cards exists. The very first commercial Christmas card was sent in 1843, and...

Jenna Burns 7 February 2024

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them,...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 February 2024

Painting

Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were His

Some of Klimt’s portraits have already gained “iconic” status, one of them being his soaked in the gold portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Yet,...

Magda Michalska 6 February 2024